By Sarah D. Sparks One in five incoming college students has to take at least one remedial class, and the time and money spent in these often-noncredit courses can put higher education out of reach for the students in them. That's why the Institute of Education Sciences is launching a new $10 million national research and development center to find better ways to identify and teach students in college developmental education. "The common assessment tool that most colleges and universities use to determine whether most students need developmental /remedial coursework are not very good at predicting which students will in ...


The Institute of Education Sciences is considering how to fund highly rated research projects in the wake of federal budget cuts.


A new analysis suggests ways school districts could help parents and policymakers make more informed comparisons of schools.


Since time immemorial, teachers and parents alike have shaken their heads at bright students doing dumb things. Now researchers want to fill in the "rationality gap" in modern intelligence tests.


The National Center on Education Statistics this morning releases its annual education data digest.


While the No Child Left Behind Act's threat of sanctions for low-performing schools can goose test scores, substantial school improvement comes from the law's ultimate sanction, wholesale restructuring, according to a new analysis of the law's effects in North Carolina.


The American Educational Research Association is joining the ranks of open-access research with a new journal, AERA Open, expected to begin publishing early next year.


The debate over Education Secretary Arne Duncan's speech at AERA—and the protests it engendered—continues.


Researchers at the University of Minnesota are studying how to measure executive function as a foundation for early-school-readiness.


Think education research has a tendency to get politicized now? Congress is debating ways to increase its own control over the National Science Foundation's peer review process, a move that could put a serious chill on the study of controversial education and other public interest topics.


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